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Req ID:  88247
Function:  R&D
Posted:  May 27, 2023

Morris Plains, NJ, US, 07950

Process Development Engineer





COTY is looking for smart leaders who are tenacious, passionate, and fearlessly kind.


The Engineer in the Lip Category will report primarily into the Senior Manager of Process Development with a strong collaboration with Formulation, Packaging, and Industrial Chemistry (Manufacturing). 


The Engineer in the Lip Category will work with the affiliates to deliver robust, innovative, on-brand and high-quality products and launches.


The Engineer in the Lip Category is a well-rounded technical professional with experience in the cosmetics industry, with a focus on lipsticks, lip balms, liquid lip products, lip glosses and anhydrous hot pours.





In this role you will be responsible for:

  1. Execution of process scale-up strategies for the Lip innovation program.
    1. Act as a manufacturing resource for pilot scale manufacture of Lip initiatives
    2. Manage raw materials sourcing for lips projects in pilot as needed
    3. Manage requisitions for tooling and change parts for lip development and projects
    4. Develop technical learning plans using appropriate internal R&D and Supply Chain resources.
    5. Manage all documentation and records associated with pilot scale manufacture, ensuring accurate recording of all work and appropriate filing and storage.
    6. Execute and document with excellence plant scale trials as appropriate.
  2. Manufacturing of required sales sample products to support and drive EU and/or US initiatives.
  3. Creative problem solving to overcome technical issues in delivery and current business.
  4. Clear communication of process development challenges, issues, and successes with senior management
  5. Close collaboration with multiple stakeholders to deliver the Lip IMP smoothly.




We’d love to see candidates who have:



  • Science or Engineering Degree (or equivalent years of experience)
  • Experience collaborating with and influencing multiple other functional teams to deliver process needs
  • A high attention to detail and hands on approach to running experiments.
  • Strong ownership and accountability
  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate issues / risks to a diverse multifunctional audience
  • 3+ years of experience leading manufacturing making/filling trials and transferring technical information from R&D to Production sites
  • Experience in operating Pilot Plant equipment with minimal supervision
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues in production and suggest actionable, practical solutions to Manufacturing
  • Experience processing and filling lipsticks an advantage.
  • Physical Demands/Requirements
    • Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time
    • Ability to occasionally travel to assigned regions – domestic and internationally.  This will require frequent sitting for an extended period of time.
    • Ability to routinely follow policies and procedure related to company practices and safety procedures
    • Ability to operate various office equipment and/or laboratory machinery
  • Description of Work Environment/Conditions
    • Ability to work assigned work hours in order to meet the job responsibilities of the role
    • Individual will be exposed to working in or around a lab environment with various equipment, machinery and chemicals.  Safety precautions must be adhered to and followed at all times.
    • Individual may visit internal and external manufacturing sites and laboratories.  Safety precautions must be adhered to and followed at all times



  • Familiarity with ‘Transformation Understanding’, ‘Basis for Scale up’ and/or Process Qualification would be an advantage.
  • Understanding and experience of the practical application of Stage-Gate Processes.




This is unique role with a genuine opportunity to make an impact. You’ll get to work in a diverse environment with a team of professionals who are passionate about the work they do and know how to have some fun along the way.


Coty’s global omni-working policy provides the option to work up to 20% of your month remotely.  We believe that a more flexible philosophy of remote working will give everyone the freedom to choose what works for their individual circumstances and empower them to always perform at their best.





Our people make us who we are. They are the brightest minds bringing the boldest ideas to life every day. If you’re the kind of person who refuses to settle, if you want to think bigger, learn faster and go further than you ever thought possible – we’d love to hear from you.


Coty is deeply committed to Changing the Conversation around Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in an effort to create a more open, inclusive, and diverse workplace where all employees can be their authentic self.





We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Coty complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact We strongly believe that cultivating a diverse workplace gives a company strength. The combination of unique skills, abilities, experiences and backgrounds creates an environment that produces extraordinary results. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.


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Country/Region:  US
City:  Morris Plains

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey